Nuclear energy in Africa investigated on Special Assignment

9:45 AM (41 Minutes ago) Entertainment

Special Assignment has announced the airing of Atomic Africa, an internationally produced documentary by Java Films, which investigates whether nuclear energy is an appropriate response to the continent’s energy crisis.


Vote and win a VIP experience to the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards

9:39 AM (46 Minutes ago) Awards
South Africa’s longest-running comedy awards event, the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards, honours registered comedians across nine categories. The Savanna Audience Choice Award is the only category that’s open to public vote. That means you decide who will win and take home the coveted Waldo statuette.

To celebrate 21 years, Net#work BBDO’s Mike Schalit wants to give back

8:38 AM (1 Hour ago) Advertising News
As the first ad agency born into the new South Africa, Net#work BBDO has served as a creative incubator for the country’s current and future creative leadership. To ring in the milestone, co-founder Mike Schalit has invited 21 of these extraordinary creative minds to join him in forming the #21CD Creative Leadership Foundation.

Africa is in need of sustainable agricultural production

7:44 AM (2 Hours ago) Publicity News
Africa is in dire need of transforming its agricultural sector. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, agricultural production needs to increase 60% by 2050 to keep up with the expected demand for food.

Cape Town celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

7:12 AM (3 Hours ago) Publicity News
Friday, 22 May, is International Day for Biological Diversity – a time for the City of Cape Town to reflect on its globally important and unique biodiversity, and acknowledge its partners and residents who work tirelessly with the City to ensure that this irreplaceable asset is managed and utilised in a responsible manner.

Fogg Experiential Design: Digital with a purpose

20:52 PM (13 Hours ago) In Focus
Digital has transformed advertising as we know it. It has also had a profound effect on both marketing and consumer behaviour. And yet, there is still so much we need to learn. One fact that everyone should know, though, is this: it is not just a medium. Digital is in fact a business strategy.

Go Inside the Dark Web with BBC Knowledge

16:19 PM (18 Hours ago) Media News
The 'Dark Web' is a secret online space that allows users complete anonymity. As online surveillance increases, this virtual world has grown in popularity.

Tree63 announces tour dates

15:43 PM (18 Hours ago) Entertainment
In association with AMP’D Entertainment and the Zambia Project, Tree63 are proud to announce the dates for their South African Land album launch tour.

AKA, Khuli Chana and Tumi Molekane to judge The Hustle talent show

15:32 PM (18 Hours ago) Media News
Award-winning South African superstars AKA, Khuli Chana and Tumi Molekane will be looking for Mzansi’s newest hip hop sensation when Vuzu AMP’s hot talent search The Hustle kicks off on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 at 19:30 on Vuzu AMP, channel 114 on DStv.

Finalists for Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards announced

14:56 PM (19 Hours ago) Awards
The Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA) is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2015 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards, an annual recognition of excellence in South African journalism.

Carte Blanche investigates trucking company insurance scams

14:17 PM (20 Hours ago) Entertainment

In the next episode of Carte Blanche, which airs on Sunday, 24 May at 19:00 on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv, the team investigates un-roadworthy trucks, political interference, corruption in the courts and meets an astounding athlete.

Food security discussed at Dialogue Day

14:03 PM (20 Hours ago) Publicity News

Several different Joburg high schools attended the Generation Earth Dialogue Day, where young green minds where inspired to engage in the conversation around Food Security. 

Getting to know Rust Co-Operative's Phillip Rademeyer

14:03 PM (20 Hours ago) Interviews
Philip Rademeyer is the writer and director of Ashes, which will be showing at the Alexander Bar Theatre from Thursday, 4 to Saturday, 20 June.

Tafel Lager uses big data for over 3.5 million entries

13:57 PM (20 Hours ago) Marketing News
Techsys Digital ran the latest Tafel Lager campaign on their smart mobile system which employs big data to maximise campaign performance. The campaign outperformed the brand’s targets, attaining 3.5 million entries in two months and contributing to a significant volume uplift over the campaign period.

Mayhem at the Goodman's Friday Night Dinner table

13:49 PM (20 Hours ago) Media News
Featuring a stellar ensemble cast, the award-winning hit comedy, Friday Night Dinner, is back for a third series of mayhem at the gloriously idiosyncratic Goodman family’s traditional Friday night dinner.

How to grow your Facebook following

12:49 PM (21 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
Setting up a Facebook account for your brand is easy. However, it’s growing a community of ‘likers’ that takes time and effort.

Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town wins PEP South Africa’s digital business

11:53 AM (22 Hours ago) New Accounts
Ogilvy & Mather business units OgilvyOne, Gloo, Neo and Strike Media worked together to deliver the integrated creative approach and digital media strategy which answered the client’s need to drive price perception and incremental sales through digital channels.

AutoTrader appoints Liquorice as its creative social media agency

11:34 AM (22 Hours ago) New Accounts
Liquorice, a DigitasLBi company and a leading digital agencies, has been appointed as AutoTrader’s creative social media agency in South Africa. AutoTrader is South Africa’s trusted motoring marketplace, acting as a matchmaker, bringing buyers and sellers of vehicles together, while giving dealers valuable intelligence on buyer shopping behaviour.

ABC figures show Caxton magazine stats are soaring

11:04 AM (23 Hours ago) Media News

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa released its consumer magazine statistics for the period of January to March 2015. Three of Caxton’s monthly magazines, Rooi Rose, BONA and Woman and Home, are in the top five selling local lifestyle monthlies.


The Willowton Group donates four mobile libraries to Durban school

10:42 AM (23 Hours ago) Publicity News
For children to have any chance at improving their literacy, furthering their education and essentially advancing their place in this world, access to books is paramount. This is something that Willowton Group - South Africa’s largest sunflower seed crusher and a leading competitor in the FMCG market understands wholeheartedly.

Boundary Buddy welcomes new staff

10:41 AM (23 Hours ago) People on the Move

Boundary Buddy has welcomed two new sales members to their Cape Town office. Robyn Correia is the newly appointed sales co-ordinator and Jessica Maritz joins the team as sales representative.

Two awards for uShaka Marine World

10:28 AM (23 Hours ago) Awards

uShaka Marine World has been voted the ‘Top Choice 2015’ by, a tourist information website that offers travel information to Asian tourists. uShaka was also voted the third best entertainment destination by Sunday Times Generation Next. 


#PrivateBarrelCo trends in celebration of World Whisky Day

10:15 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
World Whisky Day, celebrated on Saturday, 16 May, was a global celebration of whisky which saw hundreds of thousands of people across seven continents and 40 countries raise a glass to this distinctive dram.

Entries open for SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards

9:55 AM (Yesterday) Awards

The SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards 2015 has been opened for entry and all entrepreneurs and innovators with products and services that help the less fortunate are invited to participate. The competition carries a first prize of R1-million.  


BBC World News’ Yalda Hakim travels to Nepal to meet earthquake survivors

9:51 AM (Yesterday) Media News
More than 8500 people died in the two major earthquakes which hit Nepal in the past four weeks. The UN estimates almost three million people are still living in the open. For Nepalis in poor, remote mountain villages the challenge of rebuilding their homes, and their lives, is immense.

Carte Blanche wins big at Journalist of the Year Awards

8:42 AM (Yesterday) Awards

South Africa’s best news stories were celebrated recently at The National Press Club – North-West University Journalist of the Year 2014 Awards ceremony, and M-Net’s Carte Blanche scooped up three awards for their work in journalism.

Alone to premiere on HISTORY channel in June

8:37 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Premiering as a synchronised worldwide TV event in more than 200 territories across the globe, Alone is one of the boldest and most candid survival experiments ever attempted for television and the ultimate test of man’s will to survive. Alone premieres on Wednesday, 24 June at 20:55 on HISTORY, channel 186 on DStv.

Openfield appointed to manage the PR for the Blitzboks

8:04 AM (Yesterday) New Accounts
Openfield has been appointed by SARU to manage and implement the PR for the Blitzboks for the upcoming HSBC World Sevens Series 2015/16 and the Road to Rio for the Olympics.

Modise Makhene joins Odgers Berndtson Sub-Saharan Africa

7:55 AM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Modise Makhene has been appointed as a principal at Odgers Berndtson Sub-Saharan Africa. He brings extensive business development and client relationship management experience. 

Wayne Zwiers appointed to strengthen iProspect’s performance in SSA

7:46 AM (Yesterday) People on the Move
iProspect’s newest senior management member, Wayne Zwiers has been appointed managing director of the Johannesburg team. Zwiers comes on-board the iProspect team from Basetwo (Aqua, Wunderman Group) where his talent in the digital sphere took him from digital client service director to managing partner.

TWBA Hunt Lascaris Durban turns to Greatstock in the hunt for a new art director

7:25 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
When TBWA Hunt Lascaris Durban went on the hunt for a new art director, they began the search directly in the space where they knew top art directors would be found – searching for visual inspiration on

Rust Co-Operative's Ashes to show at Alexander Upstairs Theatre

15:53 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Presented by the award-winning Rust Co-Operative, Ashes is a hard-hitting two-hander chronicling the life of a young gay man through the eyes of six characters. It explores his small-town upbringing, his entrance into adulthood and the excitement and thrill of first love.

Disney Channel South Africa to produce first ever local show

15:38 PM (Yesterday) Media News
Disney Channel South Africa has joined forces with one of the country’s most popular youth television presenter’s, Ivana Morailane, for its first ever local lifestyle show, I Love Violetta.

Sony Max airs Jackass 2.5

15:04 PM (Yesterday) Media News
Sony Max, channel 128 on DStv, is airing the hilarious Jackass 2.5 on Saturday, 30 May at 22:00.

Techsys delivers on stylish new website for Sterns

14:41 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Techsys was tasked with crafting a stylish new website for the Sterns brand that would showcase their beautifully designed jewellery, educate consumers about the brand and display promotional offerings when applicable.

50/50 visits a three-legged sable

14:24 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment

On Sunday, 24 May, at 17:30, episode 27 of season 6 of 50/50 will air on SABC3. This episode takes a look at prosthesis for a three-legged sable, the marine life in the Durban harbour, rhino surgery, the nature of elephants and plans to save the Coastal hairy-footed gerbil.

Graffiti sponsors Put Foot Rally

14:04 PM (Yesterday) Advertising News

Graffiti will sponsor the official Put Foot Rally which will hit the road between Monday, 15 June and Thursday, 2 July. More than just a rally, and often referred to as the greatest social rally on earth, the road trip is a charity drive and involves shoe drops along the way. 

Go Jozi Healthy Street Fairs promoting wellness in communities that need it most

13:51 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Go Jozi Healthy Street Fairs are taking Johannesburg by storm. SUNfit is in full swing in the implementation of fitness and health street fairs across the city.

The 2015 Loeries aims to recreate the glamour of Cannes in Durban

13:32 PM (Yesterday) Awards
Africa’s largest brand communications awards will hit the KwaZulu-Natal capital to recreate the glamour and entertainment of Cannes in 2015.

A unique shopping experience in BBC's Open All Hours

13:21 PM (Yesterday) Media News
In the age of the supermarket, Arkwright's Emporium is a truly unique shopping experience, one that is explored in series 1 of <i>Open All Hours</i>

Do journalists need degrees?

12:18 PM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk

There’s always been a difference in opinion about whether a journalism degree is vital. People question whether tertiary education prepares young reporters for the real world, while others argue that, without a degree, journalists run the risk of overstepping the industry’s entrenched ethics.

New Media Mondays: the value in big data

12:09 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
What is big data? Why do we need it? And how can we use it for the greater good? These were the questions that speakers Adi Eyal, Drew Kennedy and McElory Hoffmann grappled with at the most recent instalment of New Media Labs’ New Media Mondays.

Netflix Originals feature documentary, Virunga, to air across Africa

11:16 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment

AfriDocs has announced the African broadcast premiere of the Netflix Originals feature documentary Virunga. Presented in association with Steps and the Bertha Foundation, it will air at 20:00  on Thursday, 21 May in all 49 countries across sub-Saharan Africa on DStv ED satellite Channel 190 and terrestrially on GoTv65.

SA big wave film to premiere at San Diego Surf Film Festival

11:05 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment

Ocean Driven: A day that changed big wave surfing is a documentary film about one man's passion for the ocean, riding big waves, and how his courage, determination, focus and belief in himself and a never faltering belief in his dream, helped him rise to the very top of the international big wave scene.

BBC World News’ Andrew Harding travels to Mogadishu to speak to Al Shabab defectors

10:56 AM (Yesterday) Media News
It’s been nearly four years since the Somali militant group Al Shabab was forced out of the capital Mogadishu. Since then, parts of the city have started to come back to life, and Somalis who had left the country during the past 20 years of fighting have started to return.

Cotlands supports World Play Day

10:17 AM (2 Days ago) Publicity News

Children across the globe will celebrate World Play Day On Thursday, 28 May. Close to 2000 children in South Africa will participate in activities to enhance their full potential through play.

The Holmes Report names Burson-Marsteller Africa as African Consultancy of the Year for 2015

10:17 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
Burson-Marsteller Africa, a leading public relations and communications firm, was named 2015 African Consultancy of the Year by the prestigious Holmes Report, the most highly ranked awards organisation for the PR industry globally. The award was made at a glittering awards ceremony on Tuesday, 19 May in London.

CAN DO! turns up the fun with pop up concerts across SA

9:52 AM (2 Days ago) Events
Inspired by South Africa's youth and abundant talent, CAN DO!, Nampak Bevcan's consumer facing brand is set to host the nationwide Turn Up Tour. The tour launch took place at the beginning of May at Disoufeng Pub in Dobsonville, Soweto and it was filled to capacity with like-minded, socially conscious partygoers with a CAN DO! attitude.

Travel Massive is set to open a Johannesburg chapter this May

9:34 AM (2 Days ago) Events
Travel Massive started over a six pack of beer on the rooftop of the YHA Hostel in Sydney Harbour in 2010. We met to talk about travel, and these events quickly grew in size each month as more people found out about our meetings that were often hidden in backpacker bars.

Three steps to nailing your next pitch

9:15 AM (2 Days ago) Opinion
Even though PR practitioners are good writers and good promoters of their clients’ brands, most account managers and executives are not the most effective presentation/pitch-givers, which is why account directors and bosses are still doing the hard work of pitching for new business. So says The Voice Clinic’s founder, Monique Harrisberg.
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